Story: Whanganui region

The Gilfillan massacre (2nd of 2)

In 1888, more than 40 years after the event, John Gilfillan’s daughter wrote in the Wanganui Herald about the terror of the raid on her home. She explained the circumstances that led to the four deaths, and the survival of her father and other family members.

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Reference: Wanganui Herald, 6 January 1888, p. 2

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - European settlement, 1840–1860', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/19023/the-gilfillan-massacre (accessed 7 April 2020)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 1 Jun 2015